Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My day in pictures!!

I had TONS of errands to run today! First, I had to get a haircut for the maternity pictures on thursday.

Then I wanted to get a mani/pedi, but the local nail spa wasn't opened, so I opted for some bkfast instead..hehe I love me some Hardees!!!

After stuffing myself, I headed to town to wally world. Yes, you know you live in the country when you have to drive atleast 20 minutes to get to the nearest wally world! HA!!! I bought some letter blocks to use in the pictures. I have already pulled out the letters for Noah's name and they are sooo cute! I love my little boy's name :D


I lucked up b/c in "town" a nail spa was open, so I decided to get my mani/pedi and be ready for the upcoming flip flop weather! I LOVE flip flops and during the summer that is ALL I wear! I haven't had a mani/pedi in FOREVER so it was a nice treat. My feet were very thankful b/c I think my feet are starting to swell (or they are getting really fat..HA!!!) My tootsies were in need of some lovins!

After being pampered I went and got Toby some lunch. He worked his 14 hour day today, so I had to make sure my sweety was fed!!! Then I went to a local mom and pop shop to search for some pj bottoms! Unfortunately, I ripped my only pair of pjs that still fit me. And I am a PJ loving woman, but I am VERY picky. The material of the pants has to be super soft, so I am sad to say that I did not find any pj bottoms. I am hoping I can find some soon, b/c I practically live in them at home.

After all of that running around, I was EXHAUSTED!!!! I trecked the 20 or so minutes back home and started some laundry. Even though I was super tired my nesting instincts started to kick in and I could not stop. I even worked on Noah's baby book a little and made out a thank you note for a gift we recently recieved. Then Maggie and I layed on the couch to watch some dr. phil (which was about how stay at home moms have tons of time on their hands..that subject is for another post) and I fell asleep! I guess that should not have been a surprise b/c I was so tired!

After I woke up from my little nap, I folded clothes and straightened up the house! Plus, I think Maggie knew it was super nice outside b/c she went to the door a million times. So in between everything I was taking her out and begging her to hurry up and tinkle! All the while I kept thinking how am I going to get all of this done with Noah in my arms!!!

Well, that was my day...what was yours like???

Monday, March 29, 2010

Livingston Family Shower!

We had our last shower this past Sunday! It was just perfect!!! Here are some pics! They are in reverse order, not sure why blogger does this..oh well!!

Isn't this picture funny!!! This is my sis in law. I caught her drinking the last of the punch (not that kind of punch..haha) and had to make her do it again so I could take a picture. Love it!!!

We got LOTS of gifts!

My diaper bag! Love it!!

Lots of monogrammed things..super special!

Gotta have falcons and braves outfits!

With my momma and sissy!

The candy bar in the diaper game...so much fun!!!

Todd with his second momma!

Todd and I with our hostess with the mostest, Kristy!!! She did an amazing job! Check out that diaper cake!!!! She made it herself! That girl is crafty!!!!

Proud Parents to be!!!

An upclose of the super cute diaper cake!

And the precious cake! WELCOME BABY NOAH!!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A day with my sissy!!!

Last Monday my sister took the day off to spend it with ME!!! I know she is a sweetheart. We figured it won't be much longer and we won't be able to have a day to ourselves. We really needed the time together and we had sooo much fun! We started out our day going shopping!!! We went to Tarjay, payless, books a million, and michaels! We just took our time and chit chatted the entire time. Here is a pic we took before leaving the house, isn't my sister just GORGEOUS!!!

Then we ate at our FAVORITE place..LONGHORN!!! YUM!!!!!! Here we are with our sweet tea (aka my crack)!!!

Then we decided to head home and watch New Moon! Terri bought it at Tarjay while we were there and we are both HUGE twilight fans and had not seen the movie since it came out in the theatres. We got to my house, popped some popcorn and settled into the couch to watch the oh so dreamy Edward..hehe!!!

It was a GREAT day!!!! Terri and I are 7 years apart, but you would never know it b/c she has always let me tag along with her. Even when she was 16 she would always bring me with her when she went out with her friends. Which made me feel like the most special person in the world. She really loves me!!!! And we always have a blast together! Love U sissy and I can't wait for our next outing together!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Doctor's Appointment and Ta da list!

I had another doctor's appt. today and I am happy to report that all is just perfect. I decided not to really pay attention when I was weighed, so as far as I know I haven't gained that much..HA!!! My belly is measuring at 34 weeks which is right on schedule since I am 33 wks and 4 days today. And Noah's hb was 155 bpm. He even kicked while she was listening and that just made my day :D I asked her about my belly size b/c so many ppl have been telling me that my belly is not that big. And well, add hormones to the mix and it has been upsetting me. After the sixth comment or so you start to worry that maybe something is wrong. My dr. reassured me that b/c this is my first baby my ab muscles are still very tight and holding the baby in. She showed me when she measured my belly how far down Noah is and told me that my belly size is just perfect. She said when I have my second child I will get bigger faster and show bigger b/c my ab muscles will have stretched. I just loved hearing the words second child come out of her mouth so effortlessly. I couldn't help but get caught up in it too!!! She suspects Noah is weighing around 4 lbs right now. Atleast now I have a response to all of those comments. And the annoying thing is usually the comment of "ur belly is not big at all" is followed by how big and fat my face is! And these comments are coming from women that have had children. You would think they would remember how sensitive you can be about your body while you are pregnant. I guess not!

I go back to the dr. in two weeks and then we will start seeing the doc every week! Time is flying by way TOOO fast! I have been working on getting ready for Noah. I have to admit there has been some panic b/c it feels so overwhelming! And it seems like there is always something to do so I feel like I am behind. I plan on writing my thank you notes for my second shower today. I want to keep on top of them and get them done within a week from the shower, so I better get on it!!!! Now I just have one more shower and then Todd and I will go shopping and make sure we have everything we need for Noah. I went through all of Noah's clothes and it was super confusing! There are so many different sizes, 0-3 mos, 3 mos, 3-6 mos, s,m,l, premie, and nb. And some 0-3 mos clothes are just as big as the 6 mos. clothes. CRAZY confusing! My nesting has kicked in so I put all the clothes in size order. Now I just need to figure out how many gowns, pjs, onesies, shorts, pants, etc. that I will need.

I have decided to do some maternity pictures next week. Well, we are just gonna get a family member or a friend to take a few pictures. So that means that I have to get my hair cut, todd's hair cut, and maggie groomed. Plus, this is a great excuss for a mani and a pedi! :D There's tons of other things I need to get done, but I won't bore you with the details or my OCD behavior! I hope everyone has a blessed wkend!! Love to all!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hicks Family Shower (33 weeks)


33 weeks!!!!


Sunday was our second baby shower and it was just beautiful! I think someone counted 27 ppl there! So my house was packed out!!! Everyone got to see Noah's nursery and we recieved tons of things for Noah. He is one loved little boy!!! Here are some pics from the GR8 day!!!



Me and my daddy! I guess u can say we look a little bit alike..HAHA!

My not so little cousin, Brian, and me



My little "sis" MB and me


My Aunt Sue! I just adore her!!!!!!


My big bro, big sis, and me!!! Love them!!!


Me and my beautiful Momma!!!!


Me with Todd's momma and sissy :D


Me, Ali (my sis in law), and Anna Nanna


This is my sweet lil' helper! She helped me open EVERY gift and was so excited about every one of them. Such a sweetheart!!


I was so proud of Anna Claire for helping, she was such a big girl! She loves her baby Noah so much already! And I love that Noah is in some of these pics too :D


I love this pic b/c Noah's face and my face are side by side :D


Carley and Anna Claire helping their Aunt Dana open gifts!


There were TONS of gifts!


My hostesses with the mostestess!!!! hehe April, Me, Terri, and Joni! They did such a great job!


The gorgeous wreath my sister, Terri, made!!! That girl is CRAFTY!



Well, as you can see we had a blast and are very loved! We are super blessed to be so loved! Two showers down, one more to go!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Flip Flop weather and daydreams about Noah!

First of all, thank y'all for all of the advice on how to cope with these last few weeks and clothes! I have a day planned with my sissy on Monday so maybe we can find some comfy and inexpensive sundresses to last me til Noah gets here...and after he is here too :D

I am psyched b/c I was able to wear flip flops for the first time this year! But I realized I am in need of a pedicure...really bad!!! hehe Today has been beautiful! The sun is shining and the temp is around 70 degrees!!! The sky is the prettiest shade of blue with huge cotton ball like clouds just floating by! I wish the weather was like this year round!!! Our day lilies are starting to bloom and I can feel the excitement of all of the fun things summer entails just around the corner. And this summer is even more special b/c Noah will be here!!!! I couldn't resist taking Maggie for a walk around the neighborhood, but only got a few houses down before I decided that I better turn back if I wanted to make it home without having to stop and rest :D Maggie was on cloud nine! She loves being outside and loves going on walks and I don't think she minded that it was a short walk.

This weather makes me wish we had a pool. I LOVE swimming or really just floating..HEHE! And right now I would love just floating in a pool and relaxing. It seems like I am starting to get more and more uncomfortable and can't seem to get comfy. Last night I kept trying to get situated on the couch, but it seemed like any position I was in made something hurt. It is odd how all of a sudden this is happening. I am glad that my showers are this wkend and next wkend. I don't think I could have handled any shower later in my pregnancy. Which by the way, I am super excited about my upcoming showers. It still seems like a dream and I still cannot believe that I am pregnant and far enough along to have a baby shower. On the way to my first shower that was last wkend I cried. I cried happy tears b/c it hit me that I was pregnant and this baby was going to be here very soon!! It hit me that we made it to a point in our lives that I didn't know we could ever make it to! I had so many emotions at once!

As you all know, the journey of IF is such a rollercoaster of emotions. And it changes who you are forever. It changes the way you look at the world, and I am forever changed. At that moment when we were on our way to the shower I just wanted to take a snapshot of that exact moment and keep that memory forever. It was such a special moment and I know there are many..many more to come. I am so thankful to our wonderful and amazing Lord that I have been able to experience pregnancy. And I am even more thankful for Noah!

Todd and I discussed the delivery at lunch today and I guess I had another moment. It just hit me how close we are to meeting our precious son. This sunday I will be 33 weeks so if Noah came 2 weeks early we are looking at just 5 weeks lefts. Of course, if he is on time..only 7 more weeks! Not much time left either way! Talking about the delivery made me wonder, will I go into labor on my own, or will I be late and have to be induced. Will the laboring be long or short. I just have no clue what to expect. One thing I don't want to experience is a c-section. I hate surgery and have been praying this entire pregnancy that I won't have to have a c-section. Todd was so cute when we were discussing this, he just had this glow on his face. I know he is just as excited as I am to meet our little guy!

Well, I am going to go and enjoy the rest of this beautiful day and daydream about Noah! I hope y'all have a great weekend. I will post shower pics after sunday! Love to all!!


a pic i took a few summers ago, it reminds me of summer and all of God's beautiful creations!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I HATE MATERNITY CLOTHES!!!!!

I am very mad at maternity clothes at the moment!! And I could be mad at my body, but I told myself that I would not do that! I am giving myself a break for being pregnant and blaming it on the clothes!!! I went today to try and find something to wear to my other baby showers and had NO luck!!! I don't want to wear that dress I wore to my first shower b/c I was SUPER uncomfortable in it. The closest maternity store is about 40 minutes away, so I headed to "town" hoping I would have awesome luck! My complaints with maternity shirts are that they show TONS of cleavage, are itchy, fit in the tummy but not anywhere else, make my girls look HUGE, are the ugliest colors, and are super expensive!!!

And the pants are just as bad! I bought a pair of jeans a few weeks back and now they fit everywhere except the belly. They are starting to push in on my belly really hard and I don't want to hurt Noah!!! So I now need a new pair, and my problem with the jeans is that my behind is HUGE so nothing will fit over it!!! And when I find a pair of jeans that might work, they are $50!!! There is NO way I am paying that much for jeans that I might wear for 6 weeks!!! I looked for khaki pants, but they were itchy...so I didn't even try them on. If you haven't noticed a trend here, I am VERY sensitive to the way clothes feel. They have to be SUPER soft for me to even consider trying them on. Then while in the dressing room I was sweating to death b/c the place was like an inferno! And they had these lights pointed towards you that were just radiating more heat. I finally gave up b/c trying on jeans while sweating is just counterproductive!!!!

So I guess I am going to have to wear some khakis that are a bit tight on me to my next two showers. And I have NO idea which shirt to wear. At this point I may show up in my pajamas, which by the way are getting snug!!! OH JEEZ!!! I am soooo thankful I was not pregnant in the summer!! Today the weather was nice out maybe around the low 60s and I was miserable!! So now I am hoping for the weather to stay nice and chilly til Noah gets here!!! Not cold, just chilly enough so I don't drench myself in sweat everytime I go outside :D

All this shopping has exhausted me, so I foresee a nap in my future or atleast some good couch time!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

32 weeks = 8 months!!! WOW!!!!





Weekly Round Up!!!
How Far Along: 32 weeks
Total Weight Gained/Loss: at my last appt. I had gained 36 lbs!!! Yeah, UGG!
Maternity Clothes: everything is maternity
Best Moment of the Week: Our first shower, FUN!!!!
Movement: Noah is active in spurts! He has his times of the day when he is a moving and a grooving!! It kinda is like my belly becomes a wave when he is moving, oh and he started getting hiccups for the first time. That was cool!! Todd even got to feel them!
Food Craving: same old stuff, chicken and french fries, milk, and chocolate
Food aversions: the other night I had some massive heartburn and it made me sick (left a bad taste in my mouth that was sweet), so right now I don't want anything super sweet, so NO chocolate for me now!
Morning sickness: none
Gender: Beautiful Bouncing Boy!!! NOAH WESLEY!
Labor Signs: None so far and I hope they stay away for a few more weeks!
Belly Button: IN and stretched out!
What I miss: turkey sandwiches
What I'm looking forward to: Our second shower this weekend!
Milestones: I am 8 months prego now! YAY!!!!

Church Shower

We had our first shower this weekend. It was given by our old church. This was Todd's home church that he went to since he was a baby! There are so many people at this church that have prayed for us and now they are all so excited that we are having Noah! The food was amazing, the games were fun, and we racked up on tons of gifts! Plus we were able to catch up with our old church family!! It was a F-U-N day!!!

The cake was super cute and oh so yummy!

Mommy and Daddy to be (and Noah too)!!!

Tons of gifts!!! And I LOVED the GA shout out!

Our hostess with the mostest and dear friend Deborah!!!

Us with Todd's sissy and one very excited Aunt :D

Me doing what I do best..EAT!!! HAHA

Being silly with the "It's A Boy" confetti on our heads.
With the Mommas and excited Grandmas!
Gift time!

As you can see we had a blast! One down and two more to go! How did we get to be soooo loved! Okay I better go and write all those thank you notes!!!